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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 1951

25-Across : Men of letters.

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 791
Across
1
Cambridge man. : CANTAB
7
Mikado. : HIROHITO
15
Pres. Arosemena's country. : PANAMA
21
Leaf stalk. : PETIOLE
22
Atom bomb proving ground. : ENIWETOK
23
Oil port on the Persian Gulf. : ABADAN
24
Theatre districts. : RIALTOS
25
Men of letters. : LITERATI
26
Comment. : REMARK
27
English river. : ALN
28
Self: Comb. form. : AUTO
30
Mind. : TEND
31
Michael, for instance. : ANGEL
33
Thousandth of an inch. : MIL
34
Fast light rowboats. : GIGS
36
Send off. : DISMISS
38
Sharp practice. : FRAUD
39
Governor in Harrisburg. : FINE
40
Leaderless. : UNLED
42
In Turkey, a non-Moslem. : RAIA
43
Speedy swim stroke. : CRAWL
44
Clare Boothe and Henry. : LUCES
45
A woman adviser. : EGERIA
47
Capable of setting. : GELABLE
50
Famous Venetian printer (1450-1515). : ALDUS
52
Traveling salesmen: Brit. : BAGMEN
54
The 7th is at Formosa. : FLEET
56
Withdrew from the union. : SECEDED
60
Lap dog. : POM
63
Rivers: Span. : RIOS
64
FDR's Secretary of War. : STIMSON
66
Poverty: Fr. : MISERE
67
Avoidance. : EVASION
69
Sheriff's force. : POSSE
70
Telegraphed. : WIRED
72
U. S. soldiers, unofficially. : GIS
73
Sybaritic tyrants. : NEROS
74
Germany's ___ Zeppelin. : GRAF
76
Ragweed results. : SNEEZES
78
Gang weapons. : GATS
79
Rainbow or cutthroat. : TROUT
80
Miss O'Grady. : ROSIE
82
Summer dish. : SALAD
83
French composer of a noble requiem. : FAURE
84
On. : ATOP
85
Ice-free port on the Arctic Ocean. : PETSAMO
87
Half. : SEMI
88
Danube tributary near Ulm. : ILLER
89
Trap. : GIN
90
Half of a city in Washington. : WALLA
91
Summoned by name. : PAGED
93
Place in Arthurian tales. : ASTOLAT
95
Portended. : OMENED
97
Submarine breathing tube. : SNORKEL
99
Perched. : ALIT
100
Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
101
Sea nymphs. : NEREIDS
103
Wooden. : TREEN
104
Tennis-playing Miss Moran. : GUSSIE
106
Baltic barge. : PRAAM
108
Printers. : ISSUERS
110
Treasury chief. : SNYDER
114
Livelihood. : BREAD
117
Yankee player. : MAPES
119
Tiny person. : MITE
121
Soot. : GRIME
122
Coin of Spanish-America. : REAL
123
Yuccalike plant. : SOTOL
124
Declaring. : STATING
127
Vipers. : ASPS
128
Ingredient of popovers. : EGG
129
Respond. : REACT
130
Treasury agent. : TMAN
131
Khartoum's river. : NILE
133
Tribe or clan: N. Zealand. : ATI
134
Ingredient of soap. : TALLOW
136
Red Cross chief. : HARRIMAN
139
Handsome French tapestry. : GOBELIN
141
Salt of a certain acid. : OLEATE
142
Blanch, as celery. : ETIOLATE
143
States of mind. : MORALES
144
Made a snug home. : NESTED
145
Walked shakily. : DODDERED
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Title of Ovid's love poems. : AMORES
Down
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Price limit. : CEILING
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In a snarl. : ATANGLE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Grivet monkey. : TOTA
5
Audibly. : ALOUD
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Get a move on. : BESTIR
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Daughter of Loki. : HEL
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Brief signature. : INITIAL
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Liturgies. : RITES
10
Jesse ___, U. S. Olympic runner. : OWENS
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Flock. : HERD
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Greenland Eskimo. : ITA
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Mahogany pine. : TOTARA
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U. S.-occupied Japanese island. : OKINAWA
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Cut rind. : PARED
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Man's name. : ABEL
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Manufacturers' organization. : NAM
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Yugoslav-American author. : ADAMIC
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One of Gen. Cates' men. : MARINE
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Joints. : ANKLES
21
Capital on the Moldau river. : PRAGUE
29
Oklahoma Indian oil magnates. : OSAGES
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Kittiwakes. : GULLS
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Balkan native. : SERB
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Carriage. : MIEN
38
Releases. : FREES
39
Melts by heat. : FUSES
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Samuel Pepys. : DIARIST
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An Innocent Abroad. : CLEMENS
44
Clear. : LUCID
46
Premium for money exchange. : AGIO
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Matinee times: Abbr. : AFTS
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He had Gen. Collins' job in 1917. : BLISS
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Greek townships. : DEMES
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Cur. : MONGREL
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Rubbed dry. : TOWELED
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French political leader. : DEGAULLE
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New Ethiopian citizen. : ERITREAN
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Dieter's nemesis. : DESSERTS
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Defense beehive in Washington. : PENTAGON
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Pay for extra work. : OVERTIME
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Buccaneer. : MAROONER
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Premier Chervenkov's capital. : SOFIA
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Ruler of Hyderabad. : NIZAM
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Minestrone. : SOUP
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Walking, as a heraldic lion. : PASSANT
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Works the phone again. : REDIALS
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Pound weights in Egypt. : ROTLS
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Holiday gear for Churchill. : EASEL
78
Pres. ___ Plaza Lasso of Ecuador. : GALO
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Nagako of Japan. : EMPRESS
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Suitable. : FITTING
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Genus of weaver birds. : PADDA
86
Anthropologist, writer on Mayan culture. : OAKES
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Blood-curdling. : WEIRD
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The knee: Anat. : GENU
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Sound of escaping steam. : SISS
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Where the Rama family rules. : NEPAL
98
Bay window. : ORIEL
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Our principal officer in U. N. : AUSTIN
102
U. S. Naval Station in the Pacific. : SAMOA
104
Sand. : GRIT
105
Tropic American wildcat. : EYRA
107
Gave blow for blow. : MATCHED
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Issue. : EMANATE
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Chester Bowles's 1951 counterpart. : DISALLE
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Used containers. : EMPTIES
113
Pine extracts. : RESINS
114
Native of Rennes. : BRETON
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Treat lavishly. : REGALE
116
American flagpole sitters. : EAGLES
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Product of Idaho. : POTATO
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Unsolved mystery. : ENIGMA
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Stitched. : SEWED
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A good look. : SMILE
125
Daughter of David. : TAMAR
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Pessimism. : GLOOM
129
Repetition. : ROTE
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Stepped on. : TROD
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Tortosa's river. : EBRO
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Learned language: Abbr. : LAT
137
Free of. : RID
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Well-known uncle. : NED
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Attention. : EAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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